Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem
Mar31

Finding a creative solution to the productivity problem

Guest post by Guy Kirkwood, COO and Chief Evangelist at UiPath It will come as no surprise to hear that the UK is still embroiled in a productivity slump, in fact, it’s something that businesses have had to contend with for a number of years. The most recent statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that labour productivity remains weak and lower than pre-crisis levels, making it more crucial than ever for...

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The 5 common mistakes leaders make in reward and recognition
Mar30

The 5 common mistakes leaders make in reward and recognition

Guest blog from Sat Sindhar, Managing Director of People HR Recognition and appreciation are possibly the most powerful reward and motivation tools in your arsenal. But while we see plenty of advice telling us we should be using recognition as a reward, there are not many people willing to talk about how NOT to do it. So today, I’m going to talk you through five common mistakes business leaders make, while trying to recognise and...

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Shock as 48% of staff say they are ‘unhappy’ at work
Mar27

Shock as 48% of staff say they are ‘unhappy’ at work

Personal Group, a leading provider of employee services in the UK, has unveiled the findings of its Hapi Survey as part of an upcoming report on The Business of Engagement: Improving Productivity through People. The results show that a shocking 48 percent of employees are not often happy at work and that almost one in five are rarely or never happy at work. When considered alongside the research from the University of Warwick that...

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Staff loyalty officially worth a quarter of the average worker’s salary
Mar22

Staff loyalty officially worth a quarter of the average worker’s salary

Ever wondered what the value of a loyal employee is?  New research has assigned that value in cold, hard cash. Research published in the Loyalty Premium Report 2017, published by rewards and incentives provider, One4all Rewards, investigated a number of costs involved in staff departures, and revealed the value of loyalty, based on the average UK salary of £27,645, stands at £6,335.31 per employee – or 23% of the average annual...

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Millenials thrive best in a culture of recognition, finds study
Mar14

Millenials thrive best in a culture of recognition, finds study

Millennials who show an appreciation of their colleagues, known as ‘giving recognition’, have a desire to work harder, according to a study released by The O.C. Tanner Institute. However it’s not only millenials – the study also shows that UK workers who frequently ‘recognise’ their colleagues are more motivated and innovative with greater organisational pride than those workers who ‘never/rarely’ give recognition. The...

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